Charity Vote - Wakatipu Toy Library
The Wakatipu Toy Library is a non-profit organisation, operating in Queenstown for nearly 30 years, which provides a unique and wonderful service to local families, enabling them an affordable means to provide their children with a variety of quality toys, games, puzzles and outdoor items. We aim to bring good quality, well designed and, in some cases, remedial toys and equipment within the reach of children to help them reach their full potential; and to extend the basic physical, mental, sensory and perceptual skills of children.
This year, the Toy Library is in the process of relocating to our new home at the Events Centre, we will be reopening in March. This has been a massive undertaking involving fundraising for our move and ensuring all arrangements are sorted. The Toy Library is completely funded by our membership fees (starting at $50 to keep it affordable for all local families) and fundraising initiatives. We employ one part-time librarian to ensure we can provide an awesome service to our local families and her wages are also paid by our fundraising efforts. Being involved in the Crux/The Hills Charity Day would enable us to purchase new toys and put funds aside towards our librarians wages.